Costumes & Crafts

Make Halloween magic without toil or trouble!

Things You'll Need

  • 12 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 12 HERSHEY’S KISSES Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candies
  • 2 sheets of 12" square orange cardstock
  • 3 sheets of 12" square black paper
  • Black foam or mat board (25" x 13")
  • Sharp pencil
  • Ruler
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Tacky glue
  • Clear laminate (25" x 13"; optional)

How to Make

  • Overlap orange paper by 1/4" and glue together. The piece should measure 12" x 23 3/4".

  • Measure 1/2" from the end of each of the long sides, and draw a line to create the margins of your checkerboard. Do not cut past these lines.

  • Draw four lines in each direction from the center glue line 1 3/8" apart, ending at the margins.

  • Use an utility knife to cut along each line, creating eight strips of black paper that measure 1 1/4" x 12" each.

  • Weave black strips through the cuts on orange paper.

  • Alternate weaving rows to create a checkerboard. Glue loose ends to the back of the checkerboard.

  • Follow directions on the bat pattern to make two bats. Glue on opposite ends of the checkerboard.

  • Center the checkerboard on the foam or mat board and glue in place.

  • After glue is thoroughly dry, laminate if desired.

  • Refer to for information on how to play checkers.

  • Use HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates for checker pieces.